2008 Toyota Landcruiser 4.5L V8 twin turbo 1VD-FE from Tanzania

Summary:

King of the road indeed

Faults:

Need to change the engine oil every 2,500km.

General Comments:

A lovely machine. Very reliable and has no problems going through rough roads. The 4.5L twin turbo V8 is very powerful, and it also handles quite well. With the engine producing 260hp, it can easily get to 100km/h in less than 8 seconds.

Fuel consumption is amazing considering its size. It can manage 8.7km/L, and this model has two tanks, which take a total of 150 liters, so I can travel more than 1,000km with both tanks full.

However, it does consume a lot of engine oil. Have to make sure I add more every 2,500km.

Its off-road capabilities are amazing. Has no trouble at all, and even at 160km/h on rough gravel, the ride is still smooth and very comfortable. The only competitor it has is the Range Rover Vogue, but I opted to go with the Land Cruiser because of its reliability and positive reviews.

Overall it's fun, and will never fail on you if you maintain it well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2012